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#2038984 - 02/25/13 12:02 PM analyzing a J.S. Bach Fugue and how far can it go?
shirlkirsten Offline
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http://arioso7.wordpress.com/2013/02/25/piano-instruction-can-we-over-analyze-a-bach-fugue/


One of my students picked BWV 952 in C Major as his springboard Fugue learning form. Our journeys started from there.
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#2038991 - 02/25/13 12:16 PM Re: analyzing a J.S. Bach Fugue and how far can it go? [Re: shirlkirsten]
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German pianist Siglind Bruhn has put up fantastically detailed analyses of both books of the WTC, piece by piece. Highly recommended.

http://www-personal.umich.edu/~siglind/text.htm


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#2039007 - 02/25/13 12:53 PM Re: analyzing a J.S. Bach Fugue and how far can it go? [Re: shirlkirsten]
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Here's one for the visual learners:

http://jan.ucc.nau.edu/~tas3/wtc/

--Andy
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#2039027 - 02/25/13 01:43 PM Re: analyzing a J.S. Bach Fugue and how far can it go? [Re: Cinnamonbear]
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Originally Posted By: Cinnamonbear
Here's one for the visual learners:

http://jan.ucc.nau.edu/~tas3/wtc/
Thank you so much for posting that! I just watched (and of course listened to) the C major fugue from WTCI and absolutely loved it. Made me feel like shouting out "Go, little tune, go!"

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#2039031 - 02/25/13 01:50 PM Re: analyzing a J.S. Bach Fugue and how far can it go? [Re: shirlkirsten]
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